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Ikea France Found Guilty in Employee Spying Scandal

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Jun
2021
Ikea France Found Guilty in Employee Spying Scandal

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The French unit of the Swedish furniture giant was fined one million euros ($1.2 million) while its former chief Jean-Louis Baillot was handed a suspended two-year prison term and ordered to pay 50,000 euros.

They were found guilty of “receiving personal data by fraudulent means,” though the sentences were less severe than sought by prosecutors who accused them of illicitly carrying out “mass surveillance”.

Baillot, who was chief from 1996 to 2002, denied any wrongdoing during the trial that began in March in the Paris suburb of Versailles.

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